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Flexeril vs Zanaflex, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 42

This is personalized comparison of Flexeril vs Zanaflex for a female aged 42. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Apr, 4, 2014: 3,509 female patients aged 37 who take the drugs are studied in Flexeril vs Zanaflex

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female37Muscle Spasms

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Flexeril cyclobenzaprine hydrochlorideMcneil Ped
Zanaflex tizanidine hydrochlorideAcorda

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 37 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Flexeril (Mcneil Ped)Zanaflex (Acorda)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Chest PainHeadache (pain in head)
Headache (pain in head)Pain
DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Asthenia (weakness)
Weight IncreasedDizziness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain
Arthralgia (joint pain)Pyrexia (fever)
DizzinessMultiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)
PainVomiting

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Flexeril (Mcneil Ped)Zanaflex (Acorda)
Memory ImpairmentHead Injury
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Basilar Migraine (migraine with neurological symptoms related to the brain stem or with neurological symptoms on both sides of the body)
DizzinessOccipital Neuralgia (condition characterized by chronic pain in the upper neck)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength)Hallucinations (sensations that appear real but are created by your mind)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Headache (pain in head)
ConfusionConstipation
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased
Painful Response To Normal StimuliAlanine Aminotransferase Increased
Numbness And Tingling (unusual prickling sensations)Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Flexeril7.61%34.60%38.75%16.26%2.77%
Zanaflex4.88%25.20%38.21%26.02%5.69%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Zanaflex (tizanidine hydrochloride) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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